Identity fraud has reached record levels, so it has never been more important to protect yourself properly online

Identity Fraud Reaches Record Levels: Why You Should Be Protecting Yourself Better

Regular readers of Thinking Thrifty will know I was the victim of identity fraud back in December 2016. Some crafty trickster had infiltrated my PayPal account, made the best part of 60 transactions and just for good measure, changed my account into a business name. Not only that, they had also gained access to my eBay account and made a…

There is a new HMRC scam text looking to gain access to your bank details

The HMRC Scam Text You Should Be Aware Of

At the moment it is just one scam after another, and this week is no different as the HMRC scam text does the rounds in full force. If you haven’t had the ‘lucky’ text yet informing you of a tax rebate windfall, I’ll give you the gist. What is the HMRC scam text? You’ll  receive a text from either HM…

Christmas might be over but the Amazon scam is still going strong! Fake Amazon receipts are still appearing in people's email accounts designed to trick you by looking like there is a genuine issue.

The Amazon Scam Is Alive And Kicking

Christmas might be over but the Amazon scam is still going strong! Amazon scam receipts are still appearing in people’s email accounts designed to trick you by looking like there is a genuine issue. A friend of mine received one the other day and suggested it’s something I should be letting you all know about, so let’s warm up the Bullshizzle…

energy bills

Why Your Energy Bills Are About To Drastically Rise

Doom and gloom I’m afraid, your energy bills are about to rise by anything up to 34%! After a brief spell of falling prices we’re all in for a shock this winter as energy bills rise beyond belief. All but one of the Big Six energy providers have bumped up their cheapest tariff costs since September with only British Gas abstaining so…

ground rent charges

How To Avoid Being Conned Into Extortionate Ground Rent Charges

Reading the small print when buying a new-build home is vital if you don’t want to be caught out with extortionate ground rent charges. Ground rent charges kill the sales of homes all over the UK, but how did people manage to get themselves into this situation unknowingly? Well, the simple answer to that is not reading the small print….


Make Your Secret Santa Count With #GiveOrGift

Make a difference this year by choosing a charity donation over a Secret Santa gift. The UK Money Bloggers have come together to launch a Secret Santa charity appeal for Christmas. Secret Santa has become more and more popular in recent years and can be a great way to keep the cost of Christmas down between close friends and family….

new one pound coin

What You Need To Know About The New One Pound Coin

Well, quite frankly, it looks like the secret love child of the £2 coin and a 20p – the new one pound coin is coming in March 2017! Businesses are being told to adapt their equipment and get their staff trained in preparation for the new one pound coin. Any machine taking cash, whether that be for a can of…

upside down fiver

Upside Down Fiver Fire Sale: Have You Bagged Yourself A Bargain?

The influx of new fiver sales on eBay show no sign of slowing, you can now buy your very own upside down fiver! I’ve not lost my marbles, honestly. After the rush to buy the new five pound notes with the first batch AA01 serial numbers, followed by last weeks AK47 serial numbers taking eBay by storm, there’s a new…

supermarket vouchers

There Is No Such Thing As Free Supermarket Vouchers

Scammers are out to take your money using your phone as a direct link to your bank account – ladies and gentlemen the supermarket vouchers scam is back in time for Christmas! If you haven’t already seen the supermarket vouchers scam on social media, it surely won’t be too long. The scam basically offers the promise of a £500 supermarket voucher….

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